How Parents Can Prepare College-Bound Teens for Mental Wellness
Transitioning from high school to college can be an exciting yet overwhelming time for many students and their parents. At this stage of life, college-bound teens may face new – or recurrent – mental health challenges. Parents can take proactive steps to promote mental wellness that help college-bound teens prepare for these challenges.
A place to learn
At Families for Depression Awareness (FFDA), we focus on the families of people living with depression or bipolar disorder ("mood disorders"), equipping family caregivers with education and training so they can provide effective, constructive support to their loved ones.
Mood disorders affect everyone in a family, not only those with the diagnosis. Each family member should be able to have their needs identified and addressed.
In addition to passing along a higher likelihood of having a mood disorder, parents living with a mood disorder can find it hard to engage with their children, take care of household chores, do their work, and sometimes even to get out of bed.
Family caregivers risk wearing themselves out as they help their loved one seek treatment, manage the household and the family, and try to keep a roof over their heads.
Since our beginning, we have shared family stories to help caregivers feel like they are not alone, show that families can address mood disorders together, inspire hope, and dispel stigma. Each year, we add to our library of honest and inspiring accounts of families facing the challenges of mood disorders and suicide.
Isn’t that Covered? What Families Need to Know About Mental Health and Insurance
For Family Caregivers and Family Members Interested in Paying for Treatment
Original air date: 10/23/2019
Recognizing and Managing Teen Anxiety
For Parents, Guardians, Youth Workers, and Caring Adults Interested in Teen Mental Health.
How Workplaces Can Support Mental Wellness and Prevent Suicides Webinar
Part II of the Coping with Stress and Depression in the Workplace Series For Family Caregivers, Employee Assistance Program Professionals, and Adults Concerned About Themselves or Others.
Understanding Teen Depression
For Parents and Other Caregivers, Youth Workers, and Caring Adults Interested in Teen Mental Health.